2017-2018 Season Preview: Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have been systematically constructing their team from within for the past few seasons and the time may have finally arrived for dividends. Word around the campfire has as many as five rookies on the opening night roster, while the club’s drafting and player development has been strong. General manager Ron Hextall isContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Philadelphia Flyers”

Anaheim Ducks Sweep Calgary Flames

The Anaheim Ducks have swept the Calgary Flames out of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Ducks put the Flames away with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night. They burst out to a 2-0 lead that seemed to catch Calgary flat-footed, with goalie Brian Elliott chased from the net after theContinue reading “Anaheim Ducks Sweep Calgary Flames”

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames find themselves back in the playoffs for the second time in three seasons and the first under head coach Greg Gulutzan. They’ll meet the Anaheim Ducks, who won the Pacific Division again but will be looking to move past the conference final for the first time since winning it all in 2007.Continue reading “2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames”

Flames’ Struggles Continue with Loss to Blues

The Calgary Flames are struggling and Saturday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues dealt them another loss, with the Blues improving to 4-1-1 thanks to the 6-4 victory. But the real story for many has been the play of goalie Brian Elliott, who played second fiddle to Chad Johnson against his former team andContinue reading “Flames’ Struggles Continue with Loss to Blues”

2016-2017 Season Preview: Calgary Flames

Like all Canadian teams last season, the Calgary Flames ended things on an unacceptable note. They finished 35-40-7, 10 points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card spot in the Western Conference. As a result, the Flames canned head coach Bob Hartley in May and brought in Greg Gulutzan. Calgary has its workContinue reading “2016-2017 Season Preview: Calgary Flames”